Well, thanks to the awesome blog challenge I am participating in, I had a handy list of things I could do for self-care. And today I really needed me some self-care. Good timing, universe! Thank you very much.
Today I : Had hot tea and toast for breakfast. Asked A not to turn on the TV till I was done eating. Wrote some posts for my blog. Took extra care with my outfit and makeup (and received several compliments in return). Hummed my Lissie's sweet little song all day. Said "No" to an extra hour at work. Tried on clothes after my shift. Sat in Barnes & Noble with a soy Chai latte and read the first five chapters of Inkheart (which is also a pretty great movie, by the way). Had a nice bath, with sparkly bubbles, when I got home.
I wish the sea was not so far away; it would have been nice to lay on the sand and listen to the crashing waves for awhile. Though I would trade even that beloved experience gladly for a hug. A real life hug -- from anyone really, so long as they meant it. (Nobody touches me, here; have I told you that before? My skin is starving. The most human contact I get these days is if my hand accidentally brushes a customer's while I'm giving them back their change.)
I wish I had my Sophie and my Cissa. I miss them so much; and they give the best snuggles. I hope hope hope I will get to see them soon.